Author Topic: Policy on Clickers?  (Read 37648 times)

0 Members and 1 Guest are viewing this topic.

Online mariomike

  • Directing Staff
  • Army.ca Fixture
  • *
  • 520,050
  • Rate Post
  • Posts: 9,752
    • The job.
Re: Policy on Clickers?
« Reply #50 on: December 02, 2018, 12:43:28 »
Why would people want clickers??

I did not wear them, but have read some discussions,

Looking for Cobbler that sells clickers in Toronto 
https://army.ca/forums/index.php?topic=107044.msg1164238#msg1164238
"My God man! You'll have the safety freaks hunting you down with dull knives if you put those dastardly things on your boots!"

Member of Ceremonial Guard Wounded by Bayonet 
https://army.ca/forums/index.php/topic,106511.msg1155101.html#msg1155101
"I came back to post when I had the epiphany of the fact that it was most likely the metal "clickers" that so many put under their boots."
4 pages.

Oxfords
https://army.ca/forums/index.php?topic=37832.0
"Does anybody put "clickers" in these?"

etc...
« Last Edit: December 02, 2018, 12:54:27 by mariomike »

Offline reverse_engineer

  • Army.ca Veteran
  • *****
  • 58,610
  • Rate Post
  • Posts: 1,487
Re: Policy on Clickers?
« Reply #51 on: December 02, 2018, 13:19:28 »
They are useful when you do parades, having a full BN do a march past with clickers sounds good and helps people stay in step.

We actually have a full BN these days?

 :o

Offline RomeoJuliet

  • Donor
  • Sr. Member
  • *
  • 11,845
  • Rate Post
  • Posts: 516
Re: Policy on Clickers?
« Reply #52 on: December 02, 2018, 13:27:57 »
I wore clickers on my boots back in the day and it was much easier to be in step especially when the soldiers put a bit of extra emphasis on the left foot. Always wondered if officers put them on their oxfords/shoes back then...


Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk

Offline Brihard

  • Army.ca Veteran
  • *****
  • 246,280
  • Rate Post
  • Posts: 4,879
  • Non-Electric Pop-Up Target
Re: Policy on Clickers?
« Reply #53 on: December 02, 2018, 13:30:33 »
I've still got clickers on a couple pairs of drill boots form my Ceremonial Guard days back in 2005/06. I don't know if they still get them there, I know at the time it sounded great. I also know that making everyone walk on pavement/cobbles with small metal plates on the toes and heels of their boots is really dumb, as as Mariomike mentioned, may have contributed to one troop getting a bayonet through his arm a few years ago. I've also been the tumbling part in a clicker wipeout. From an occupational health and safety standpoint it's exceptionally dumb.

They sound sharp as hell though, and for that reason, and because as soldiers we irrationally do dumb stuff sometimes, a lot of us still like to have them, myself included- for the very rare times where I'm wearing drill boots.
Pacificsm is doctrine fostered by a delusional minority and by the media, which holds forth the proposition it is entirely possible to pick up a turd by the clean end.

Offline Target Up

    ........pull, patch, and score.

  • Army.ca Subscriber
  • Army.ca Fixture
  • *
  • 227,380
  • Rate Post
  • Posts: 5,869
  • that's how we roll in redneck land
Re: Policy on Clickers?
« Reply #54 on: December 02, 2018, 15:57:48 »
Why would people want clickers??
Because hobnail boots are getting hard to find.
Apparently, a "USUAL SUSPECT"

“In peace there's nothing so becomes a man as modest stillness and humility; but when the blast of war blows in our ears, then imitate the action of the tiger; stiffen the sinews, summon up the blood, disguise fair nature with hard-favor'd rage.”

 Every normal man must be tempted at times to spit on his hands, hoist the black flag, and start slitting throats

Offline Journeyman

  • Army.ca Subscriber
  • Army.ca Legend
  • *
  • 568,080
  • Rate Post
  • Posts: 13,290
Re: Policy on Clickers?
« Reply #55 on: December 03, 2018, 09:02:43 »
Why would people want clickers??
Seldom talked about, but the stigma is real;  donate today to find a cure for tap-dancer envy!

They are useful when you do parades...
Ah, well then, you enjoy. 

"We can't all be heroes, because somebody has to sit on the curb and clap when they go by."
         Will Rogers (1879 - 1935)

:cheers:

Offline dapaterson

    Mostly Harmless.

  • Army.ca Subscriber
  • Army.ca Myth
  • *
  • 468,860
  • Rate Post
  • Posts: 16,938
Re: Policy on Clickers?
« Reply #56 on: December 03, 2018, 14:00:15 »
Am I the only one who thinks of this every time someone says "clicker"?

This posting made in accordance with the Charter of Rights and Freedoms, section 2(b):
Everyone has the following fundamental freedoms: freedom of thought, belief, opinion and expression, including freedom of the press and other media of communication
http://laws.justice.gc.ca/en/charter/1.html

Online NFLD Sapper

  • Mentor
  • Army.ca Fixture
  • *
  • 285,251
  • Rate Post
  • Posts: 9,092
  • CFSME STAFF
Re: Policy on Clickers?
« Reply #57 on: December 03, 2018, 14:07:26 »
Am I the only one who thinks of this every time someone says "clicker"?



That is a clacker...  ;D
« Last Edit: December 03, 2018, 14:12:14 by NFLD Sapper »
CHIMO!
First in, Last out
Sappers Lead the Way

Just tell your wife she owes your life to some Muddy Old Engineer,
Some dusty, crusty, croaking, joking Muddy Old Engineer